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Yusif Eyvazov is a dramatic tenor, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan.

Eyvazov kicks off his 18/19 season as Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West) at the
Metropolitan Opera. Following this he will be seen at the Bolshoi Theatre as Herman (The Queen of Spades) and in the title role of Don Carlo. Then he will go back to Europe to perform Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) at Royal Opera House and the title tole role of Andrea Chenier at Vienna State Opera. On the concert stage together with his wife,
soprano Anna Netrebko, the tenor will be heard at Formentor Sunset Classics in Mallorca, Kölner Philharmonie, opening of the concert-hall Zaryadye in Moscow, Knight Concert Hall in Miami, KKL Luzern, Alte Oper in Frankfurt and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
He finishes the 18/19 season, performing Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) in concert at the Salzburg Festival.

At the beginning of 2018 Eyvazov performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater: in January- Renato de Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” with Anna Netrebko, in February he sang for the first time the part of Herman in the new production of “The Queen of Spades”, P.I. Tchaikovsky, and Don Carlo, D. Verdi, in March.

On December 7, Yusif successfully opened the season at La Scala by performing the part of André Chénier in the opera of Umberto Giordano. As a result of the close cooperation with the musical director of the production, Riccardo Chailly, Yusif debut on the Milan stage was named one of his best performances in the last few years by the critics.

On September 1, 2017, duo Netrebko-Eyvazov released a new CD “Romanza”. The CD consists of the love songs that were specially written for the singers by the famous Russian composer Igor Krutoy.

Mr Eyvazov´s 2016/17 season highlights the number of role debuts: Andrea Chenier, Don Carlos, Maurizio from “Adriana Lecouvreur”.

In the 2015/16 season, Yusif Eyvazov made a series of important debuts at the world-renowned opera houses. He stared as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of I Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made his first appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper singing Calaf in Turandot, and debuts at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin as Manrico in Il Trovatore. His Salzburg Festival debut took place in the summer of 2016, as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. On the concert stage, he sang in Parma under the baton of Marco Boemi with a programme featuring works by Verdi and Puccini, in concert with Riccardo Muti in December, and undertook a major concert tour throughout Asia alongside Anna Netrebko, in the spring of 2016.

In the 2014/15 season, Yusif Eyvazov performed Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Teatro Filarmonico for the Verona Opera Festival and Radames in Aida with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Mr Eyvazov sang Verdi’s Requiem at the Auditorium di Milano with the LaVerdi Symphony Orchestra and also a recital at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona alongside Anna Netrebko, conducted by Massimo Zanetti.

Mr Eyvazov´s repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo in “La Traviata”, Cavaradossi in “Tosca”, Renato des Grieux in “Manon Lescaut”, Kalaf in “Turandot”, Andrea Chenier in “Andrea Chenier”, Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Don Carlos in “Don Carlos” and many others.

He lives in Vienna with his wife Anna Netrebko and her son Tiago.

On March 9, 2017, by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev Yusif Eyvazov was awarded the title of “People´s Artist of Azerbaijan”.

Calendar

January23, 25

Verdi: Don Carlos

Bolshoi Theatre

January29, 31,February2

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades

Bolshoi Theatre

February04

Concert with Anna Netrebko

KKL Luzern

February7

Recital

Salle Gaveau, Paris

February12

Concert with Anna Netrebko

Dubai Opera

News

02 December

Recitals in France and Germany in 2019. Presale has already started!

Yusif Eyvazov will perform exclusive solo program in France and Germany in 2019. For...

13 July

The recording of “Nessun Dorma” by Deutsche Grammophon is available online.

Deutsche Grammophon has released the recording of “Nessun Dorma” sung by Yusif Eyvazov, the famous...

09 June

The World Cup opening gala on the Red Square.

The World Cup opening gala on the Red Square. The World Cup opening gala on...

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Star portrait of Yusif Eyvazov

U. Giordano: Andrea Chenier " Come un bel dì di maggio"

Giacomo Puccini: "Turandot", Wiener Staatsoper (Trailer)

Guiseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore, Opéra National de Paris (Trailer)

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore "Di quella pira", ©ZDF

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...he’s a very intelligent singer with a stable sense of rhythmic precision and nuanced phrasing...

Francisco Salazar- Opera Wire

Mr. Eyvazov is a husky-bodied man with a voice to match. He sings with burly sound...

Anthony Tommasini- New York Times

His is a darker sound... showing a ringing, clear top and vitality in his singing.

Eric C. Simpson- New York Classical Review

Eyvazov's ... bright, heldischem Tenor particularly impressed with its boldness ...

Wilhelm Sinkovicz - Die Presse

Eyvazov is an exciting tenor whose sound is metallic, stentorian and markedly Italianate . . .

Mark Swed - Los Angeles Times

the revelation of the evening was Eyvazov . . . he is clearly destined for great things.

Natasha Rogai - South China Morning Post

A muscular, big-voiced singer who channels the greats . . .

Paul du Quenoy – ConcertoNet.com

Such a natural powerful voice with shining heights and without any redundant sharpness.

Ursula Wiegand - Der Neue Merker

I was amazed when The Tenor was so amazing in Celeste Aida . . .

OperaDuets Travel and Living

Yusif Eyvazov sang with rough, raw appeal, his fast, wide vibrato propelling the sound . . .

Zachary Woolfe – The New York Times

. . . the young tenor Yusif Eyvazov, whose voice is dark and sturdy with an easy top . . .

Stephen Hastings – Opera News

...his tones emerging rounded and limpid in every phrase, enhanced by equally well-honed diction.

Stephen Hastings – Opera News

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